The App Store description starts with this: The second best sounding piano app in the App Store (after "Colossus Piano")!
So, below the beginning of the Colossus Piano description:
Colossus Piano sets a new standard in terms of realism, detail and overall quality of piano sounds on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. There are 8 acoustic piano models available as 8 individual in-app purchases, plus 5 E-Piano legends bundled as 1 sound set with this app, together those 13 piano models make up 30 Gigabyte of sound material. All keys of all piano models were recorded in full length with a recording quality of 24 bit and 96 kHz stereo.
Now, let’s talk about CMP Grand.
I do not know if you all know that I had to stop Apps4idevices for 3 long years. The first two years, I had no internet connection, and because of this, I missed a lot of new Apps, among others, Colossus Piano that I just discovered at the moment.
So, it’s seems that Colossus Piano has replaced CMP Grand Piano. More Piano types and some features that you can find in the other Apps from Crudebyte like the ability to set the keyboard size and the great and unconventional Preset library.
CMP Grand comes with a Grand Piano and a Jazz Piano. 1.7Gb of audio samples (real time disk streaming).
2 more pianos are available from the store: Concert Piano (1.6Gb) and Upright Pianimo (1.1Gb).
Because of this the sound quality of these piano is just awesome!
Another great feature is the Hermode Tuning: Makes the sound more brilliant by controlling the pitch of the notes in multivoiced music to better frequency ratios than with fixed tuning.
Note that the polyphony can be set to up 140 voices.
The MIDI velocity response curve can be set via the editor to fine tune your MIDI keyboard, you can save them as presets.
Also, a Reverb (Echo / Reverb) with 17 presets is present in the App. A great quality of processing…
In the second page a Midi file player and recorder.
Unlimited MIDI tracks. (You can import MIDI files via iTunes files sharing)
To conclude, CMP Grand was my favourite Piano App until that I am writing this review. I have now to go to my favourite Internet coffee in PinKlao to download Colossus Piano. My rating?
Because of what the developer wrote in its App Store description, a Killer App but not a Must Have.
The Must Have have should be Colossus Piano....
Review by Ed